First thoughts on Inclusion in the Civic Culture

Amartya Sen, somewhere in Development as  Freedom, describes a ladder of inclusion in institutions. At the lowest levels are the excluded who are outcasts from the institution and cannot access it.  The first level of inclusion is when you have access but nothing more. The second when you are informed about changes although you have […]

Meta- Institutions: Building Connection, Building Capacity

Jesus bids us shine with a clear, pure light, Like a little candle burning in the night; In this world of darkness, we must shine, You in your small corner, and I in mine Well, one candle does not give off much light and the further away it is from other candles the less the […]

Sacred Compass: The Spiritual Way of Discernment by J Brent Bill

This book is written by an American Evangelical Quaker. So there are a number of things that need tackling before getting into the book. I have learnt that while Quakers are often seen in this country as liminal to Christian orthodoxy in the US they come in two varieties. There are those who are theologically […]

and ends with a city of Gold

That title comes from a hymn whose first verse goes God has given us a book full of stories, Which was made for His people of old, It begins with the tale of a garden, And ends with the city of gold. The verse captures rather succinctly the breadth of the Bible from creation to […]

Pilgrim Path

past the water channel that marks the boundary of the arrow-grass salt marsh we finally step out onto mudflats then awkwardly hop about as we remove clumsy boots tie  laces together and hang them from our packs then roll our trousers above the knee in preparation for the traverse cautiously we move trying to avoid […]